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This is about typing speed only, and the mantra stays, on any sane
software project thats more than a quick script-hack, typing speed
should never be something that makes your completion time earlier or

On Thu, Nov 25, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Mateusz Czaplinski
<> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 5:18 PM, Roberto Ierusalimschy
> <> wrote:
>>> AFAICT, the only unambiguous syntax is the following:
>>>     `initial_token` [arglist] `separator` [chunk] `final_token´
>>> or
>>>     `initial_token` [arglist] `separator` [explist] `final_token´
>>> with `final_token` ~= `initial_token`, and various restrictions on the
>>> individual tokens to avoid ambiguities.
>> For instance:
>> initial_token = '\'
> Ouch; I have one major complaint against the '\' character
> (unfortunately, applies to '|' as its shift-sibling as well): it seems
> somehow that the keyboard manufacturers have a secret conspiracy, the
> first commandment of which is to invent and introduce some random
> locations for it on the keyboard as often as possible. At this very
> moment I recall at least 3 different locations where I've seen it
> placed. Not only that - to make it harder, it's usually in some
> utterly uncomfortable position. I'm always cursing at it, and it's one
> of major PITAs for me when I try to write something in LaTeX. Please,
> please, don't spoil my beloved Lua with this abomination...
> If you're lucky not to know what I'm talking about, please take a look
> at these results of quick googling:
> thanks
> Mateusz Czapliński